Is your Poultry House too hot and humid - what you should do?
CHICKEN SHACK AGENCIES
BROILER FARM - MANAGEMENT
15. PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED ON HOT / HUMID DAYS
The following procedures to be followed without exception on all the days when the humidity levels exceed 95 and the temperature exceeds 32 degrees Celsius.
19.1 A farmer to be available to staff on site housing birds for the complete period of high humidity levels / temperature.
19.2 One laborer to remain on duty to continually check that all wet walls are in operational in all houses. Each house to be checked at least every 30 minutes.
19.3 Broiler Farm Manager to be informed regularly of site conditions.
19.4 Immediately heat deaths occur, estimate of number dead at the time of examination to be submitted to the Broiler Farm Manager immediately.
19.5 During transfer of P.O.L depletion, farmers are still responsible for birds on their farms and should ensure the sites with wet walls have the units switched on.
19.6 Farmers to ensure that the farm water reservoir is full with water and that all pumps (borehole & booster) are in operational condition.
15. ABNORMAL OCCURRENCES
20.1 All abnormal occurrences, e.g. excessive heat mortality, water related problems, fire, vehicle accidents, feed shortages, labor problems, gas shortages excessive cold conditions, house not correctly prepared, transferring related problems, injury on duty - to be reported to the farmer immediately.
20.2 Farmer to advise Broiler Farm Manager immediately by telephone and follow up with a written report as soon as possible. The report must indicate what steps have been taken to minimize the problem.
20.3 Site staff to ensure that when reporting either verbally or in writing that the correctness of all statements or facts is fully ascertained before making the report.
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